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August 18, 2020

ICYMI – Shaheen Reflects on 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: “We cannot wait for history to happen”

As part of a collection for the National Museum of American History's Creating Icons exhibit on women's suffrage, Shaheen authored a reflection on the fight for women's right to vote on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (Washington, DC) - To mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) authored an editorial today reflecting on the historic achievement that secured women the right to vote on August 18, 192… Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Amer Fakhoury

**SHAHEEN: Billy and I send our condolences and continue to offer our support to the Fakhoury family who have been through so much** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Amer Fakhoury: "It's heartbreaking to learn of Amer's passing," said Shaheen. "Billy and I send our condolences and continue to offer our support to the Fakhoury family who have been through so much. I'm very relieved that Amer was able to spend the last few mon… Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million to Support STEM Education for Granite State Students

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $1,999,572 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Specifically, this funding… Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Testify Before Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined their colleagues today in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to answer questions about his significant operational changes, which are leading to serious delays for postal customers in New Hampshire and across the country. The Senators called on Postmaster General DeJoy to testify before Congress and provide clear, transparent answers on service delays that have caused seniors and veterans to miss their prescription medicat… Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Shaheen Calls on McConnell to Bring Senate Back to Address Postal Service Sabotage & COVID-19 Relief

**Shaheen's statement follows reports that mail sorting machines are being shut down in Manchester and across the nation** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session: "Mitch McConnell needs to immediately bring the Senate back into session to reverse the Trump administration's sabotage of the Postal Service and finally pass a COVID-19 relief bill to help hurting Granite Sta… Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Shaheen Leads Appropriations Subcommittee Democrats’ Call for GAO Assessment of Census Count

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which is charged with funding the Census Bureau and Census operations, led a letter signed by all the Democrats on the panel calling for the Government Accountability Office to thoroughly assess and compile a report on the "completeness and quality" of the 2020 Census. Shaheen's letter, signed by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dianne Feinste… Continue Reading


August 15, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Postal Service Cease Operational Changes That Are Delaying Delivery of Veterans’ Prescription Drugs

**330,000 veterans receive prescriptions from the VA every day** ** Reports from veterans and VA staff have said that recently these medications are sometimes taking weeks to be delivered and causing veterans to miss doses of vital medications** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are demanding immediate action following reports of significant delays in veterans' prescription medications through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In a letter to Pos… Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

During Visit to Littleton Head Start, Shaheen Highlights Need for Childcare Support for Working Families in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Senator Shaheen hears more from staff at the Littleton Head Start & local stakeholders on the challenges child care providers face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A full resolution version of this photo can be downloaded here. Earlier in Holderness: Shaheen Calls for Additional Relief for NH Small Businesses & Nonprofits during Visit to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Senator Shaheen tours the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Full resolution versions … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Resolution in Solidarity with People of Lebanon Following Port of Beirut Blast

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined SFRC Ranking Member Bob Menendez (R-NJ) and Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) and fellow committee members U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing a Senate Resolution regarding the massive explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. The bipartisan resolution extends heart… Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Shaheen Announces New Legislation to Provide Emergency COVID-19 Funding for STEM Education

As COVID-19 pandemic impacts hands-on STEM learning, Shaheen announces new bill to support programs so they have the resources to continue STEM education and increase opportunities for students across the country. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced new legislation today that would provide $200 million to invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Specifically, the bill provides federal funds for hands-on STEM learning opportunities,… Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Urge USPS to Fix Delays and Avoid Cost Increases for Election Mail

Letter Follows President Trump Threat to Block Postal Funding in Effort to Try to Limit Mail-In Voting WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined Senate Democrats in urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to answer questions about recent changes to long-standing practices at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that would result in increased delivery times and costs for election mail, and calling on him not to take any further action that makes it harder and more … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Shaheen, Senators Call for Long-term Relief for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers Amid COVID-19

Administration's executive order to extend student loan relief still leaves millions of Americans behind (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and a group of 15 Senators in a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include long-term relief for millions of Americans with student loans in the next coronavirus relief package as negotiations between Senate Republicans and Democrats continue. The letter comes after the President issue… Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Shaheen Backs Bill to Help NH Live Entertainment Industry Survive Pandemic

ENCORES Act will help small, independent music venues cover refunded ticket costs (Washington, DC) - With the live music industry shuttered across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her support today for the Entertainments New Credit Opportunity for Relief and Economic Sustainability (ENCORES) Act, which was introduced last month by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Tom Carper (D-DE), to make sure small, independent music and entertainment v… Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Answers on Postal Service Problems

Delegation Shares Stories of Granite Staters Who Have Experienced Delays in Receiving Medication & Other Essential Supplies Amid COVID-19 (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-01) and Chris Pappas (NH-02) are calling for answers on mail delivery concerns that they have heard from Granite Staters. The letter follows recent changes instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who started in his position in May… Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Extension of Census Deadlines to Give Census Bureau Enough Time for Full and Accurate Count Amid Delays Due to Pandemic

**Senators Urge Extension Be Included In Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package** **Earlier this week, Shaheen - Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the U.S. Census Bureau - Requested an IG Investigation into Shortened Census Schedule** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 48 Senators, led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), calling for the extension of the statutory … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million for Student Support Services at UNH, Keene State and Plymouth State

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of $1,364,423 in federal funding to the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Keene State College (KSC) and Plymouth State University (PSU) to bolster and expand vital student support services. UNH, KSC and PSU will receive $379,979, $364,948 and $357,608 for t… Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $792K in Federal Grant Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $792,391 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities and towns received grants: … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Shaheen & Group of Senators Press the White House to Restore Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

**Despite facing a large budget shortfall, New Hampshire is only receiving 75 percent federal reimbursement for the NH Guard's activation while several states are now receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined a group of 33 U.S. Senators led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) yesterday, asking President Trump to restore full funding to states for the National Guard forces responding to the COVID-19 pa… Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Ranking Member Shaheen Requests IG Investigation into Shortened Census Schedule

SHAHEEN: "I am very worried that the rushed schedule will lead to a significant undercount in hard-to-count communities, which puts the accuracy and quality of the Constitutionally-mandated count at risk." (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee that's charged with funding the census, sent a letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Commerce requesting an investigation into w… Continue Reading


August 10, 2020

During Virtual Conference Call, Shaheen Calls for Extension of Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits that Senate Republicans Let Expire with Impacted Granite Staters

Later in Nashua: Shaheen Hosts Roundtable Discussion at Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and Highlights Need to Include Housing Assistance for Vulnerable Families in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation Shaheen speaks to housing advocates, social service representatives and local officials at Nashua Soup & Kitchen on the need to provide emergency housing assistance to vulnerable Granite Staters in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. Today, U.S. Senator Jea… Continue Reading

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